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Dinnerstein returns with ‘Berlin Concert’

Pianist Simone Dinnerstein will celebrate the release of her second solo album, “The Berlin Concert” (Telarc 80715), by returning to (Le) Poisson Rouge on August 28 for a CD release party and performance.

In June, the Brooklyn native became the first classical musician to perform at the new multimedia art cabaret, located at the site of the historic Village Gate at 158 Bleecker Street in Manhattan. Admission is $15; for more, visit www.lepoissonrouge.com or call 212-796-0741.

At the upcoming performance, Dinnerstein will perform Bach’s French Suite No. 5 in G major and Philip Lasser’s Twelve Variations on a Chorale by J.S. Bach, which are included on her new CD. Doors open at 7 p.m., and the concert begins at 7:30 p.m. Seating is on a first-come, first-served, general admission basis.

Brewery Ommegang will provide one complimentary Ommegang beer for each audience member over the age of 21.

“The Berlin Concert” is a live recording of Dinnerstein’s recital debut at the Kammermusiksaal of the Philharmonie in Berlin, which took place November 22, 2007. The program features J.S. Bach’s French Suite No. 5 in G major, BWV 816; the world premiere recording of American composer Philip Lasser’s Variations on a Bach Chorale; and Beethoven’s landmark Sonata No. 32 in C minor, Op. 111. Grammy Award-winning engineer Adam Abeshouse produced the CD.

Simone is a native — as are her parents — of Park Slope, where, until recently, she taught piano lessons in the neighborhood to supplement her performing career.

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